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Is It Possible to Run a Business With Your Ex?

Is It Possible to Run a Business With Your Ex?

For some couples, working with their spouse every day can be a dream, but can the business last if the marriage doesn't?
Why I No Longer Want to Have it All

Why I No Longer Want to Have it All

Before you add on that extra project just because you can, realize that you're also playing a risky game of Russian Roulette.

A Dorm-Room Startup for Dorm Rooms?

While the holidays are prime time for most U.S. businesses, back to school is this startup's sweet spot.
Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Why Friends And Family Are Your Worst Business Enemies

Investing with friends and family is usually a recipe for disaster. If you're going to go for it, here are some essential legal steps to keep your finances and friendships from falling apart.

Why Your College Student Should Start a Business

There are lots of benefits to having your college-age kids start their own business. Here's why and how you can help them get going.
Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

Former Marine Starts International Franchise Helping Stranded Boats

Sea Tow is a family-run company with nearly 200,000 members and 100 U.S. and international franchise locations, helping seafarers in lakes and oceans across the world.
How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

How One Young Entrepreneur Built a Credit Card Processing Empire at 16

You know what they say about one man's trash? It's another man's goldmine. Here's the story of how Harbortouch's Jared Isaacman saw an opportunity and grabbed.
Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success

Father and Son Business Owners Share Their Secrets to Success

In time for Father's Day, successful father and son business owners share how they balance their personal and professional relationships.
Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

Launching With a Loved One? Five Lessons From Successful Startup Couples

If you're thinking of starting up with your significant other, consider the tips of those who've made the plunge before you.
The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

The Family Behind Luxury Lingerie Business Cosabella

A revealing look at the immigrant family driving Cosabella as the Italian fashion brand creates a new label for JCPenney, experiments with high-tech underwear and expands globally.
Mother-Daughter Business-Owners Share How to Balance Their Relationship and Company

Mother-Daughter Business-Owners Share How to Balance Their Relationship and Company

In honor of Mother's Day, we spoke to a mother and daughter who are running a business together about how they maintain their both their personal and professional relationship.
When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

When Employees Aren't Part of the 'Family' in Family Business

Your top employee may not be a member of your family, but is almost certainly a key to your company's success. Are you doing enough to keep him or her happy?

5 Parenting Skills That Make You Better at Running a Business

Ahead of Mother's Day, lessons from managing a family that use can use to manage your employees.
Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.
'Kinky Boots,' Musical Mixing Fetish and Family Business, Leads Tony Nominations

'Kinky Boots,' Musical Mixing Fetish and Family Business, Leads Tony Nominations

The flamboyant new Broadway show about reviving a family shoe business by catering to drag performers today earned 13 Tony nominations.
How to Manage the Challenges of a Family Business

How to Manage the Challenges of a Family Business

Working with your family can present some unique challenges and opportunities. Here are four tips to keep you sane.
10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

10 Questions to Ask Before Family and Friends Become Business Partners

Thinking about bringing loved ones into your business? Before you take that leap, here's what you need to know to protect your relationships and your company.
A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

A Family Business With an Open-Minded Hiring Policy

Dave's Killer Bread, a Milwaukie, Ore.-based family business, gives ex-cons a second chance.
How to Really Listen to Your Customers

How to Really Listen to Your Customers

A flexible response to a customer's needs plants a vineyard's new direction.
How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

How Barbeque Helped Break Down Racial Barriers

John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

A Luxury Shoemaker's Surprise Family Business

Philip Nappi discovers that his passion of footwear runs in the family.
Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family Business

Gary Vaynerchuk on Growing Up in a Family Business

The serial entrepreneur talks about his relationship with his father and becoming an entrepreneur.
Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.
Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.
5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

5 Things Your Family Business Can Learn From Animal Planet's 'Tanked'

Running a business with your family can be tough. The eccentric brood on Animal Planet's "Tanked" compromise to make it work.

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